According to the Mother Nature website, the terraced fields in Sapa, Vietnam are ranked among the top 30 most beautiful places in the planet, along with the Maldives and Angkor Wat.
According to Mother Nature, many mesmerizing scenes can be found throughout Southeast Asia, but it would be very regretful if Sapa’s terraced fields of Vietnam were not mentioned. The people have been doing the seemingly impossible for millennia: growing rice – which requires a flat surface and a lot of water – in mountainous areas. The terraced paddy fields not only yield substantial crops of the widely consumed staple, but are also a gorgeous sight to behold.
The terraced paddy fields have a different beauty during different periods of time when the rice is evergreen or yellow. Sapa is also home of many ethnic minorities, forming a region of unique culture, attracting many tourists every year.
Other names included on the list are Salar de Uyuni (salt flats) in Bolivia, Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, Blue Lagoon in Iceland, Antelope Canyon in the US, Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, lavender fields in France, and the Love Tunnel in the Ukraine, among others.
Some photos of terraces in Sapa: